The MSc in Quality & Safety in Healthcare Management offers you the opportunity to use quality improvement tools and interventions that are specific to quality, safety and risk in healthcare.
Throughout the programme you will develop skills in evaluating core concepts around patient safety, quality, accreditation and governance. Following the completion of six modules, you will further enhance your skills by leading a change project aimed at enhancing quality and safety in your organisation.
Graduates of this programme are better able to ensure the delivery and configuration of high-quality health services and lead change and development within their areas. They are also equipped to specialise in formal quality and safety roles.
Applications are invited from all those working in the healthcare sector including doctors, managers, nurses, other clinical specialists and administrators who wish to develop and extend their knowledge and skills in the management of quality and safety in healthcare. Personnel in allied health businesses such as medical supplies/equipment and pharmaceuticals may also find the programme relevant and valuable for their needs.
Delivery and design
The MSc in Quality & Safety in Healthcare Management programme is designed to facilitate staff currently working in the health service, and is a part-time programme delivered using a combination of classroom contact days supported by online learning and tutorials.
The postgraduate diploma require you to complete six learning modules, each requiring three contact days.
The MSc degree requires you to complete of a dissertation in addition to the six learning modules undertaken in Year 1.
Most participants complete the postgraduate diploma in one academic year and the MSc degree in two academic years.
Given the time constraints on participants, the programmes are flexible and can be completed over a five-year period.
The MSc in Quality & Safety in Healthcare Management is offered in three locations: Dublin, Bahrain and Dubai. This means you may have the opportunity to take some of your modules in another country.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
•Develop critical thinking around internal and external catalysts for quality and understand the core concepts of quality and safety.
•Evaluate research and use measurement tools for quality and safety.
•Manage and evaluate tools and frameworks for quality.
•Provide effective leadership skills, for a changing healthcare environment.
•Evaluate the concepts of governance including clinical risk management and audit.
•Effectively manage the accreditation process and evaluate the use of standards.
•Carry out an organisational development project, demonstrate skills in learning from reflection of this experience and the skills to disseminate your projects.